Experienced Aston Villa utility player Ashley Young was an unused substitute as his team came from two goals down at home to secure a 2-2 draw with Champions League football chasers Manchester United when the two teams met for a second time in the Premier League this season.
Villa and United also met at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round and it was the latter who progressed to the next round as hosts via a 1-0 win thanks to the strike from Scotland national team player Scott McTominay.
For the third game between the two teams in all competitions, they shared a four-goal thriller in what was a Premier League clash played at Villa Park. The game saw the likes of Ashley Young, Kourtney Hause and debutant Philippe Coutinho on the bench for Villa, while Scottish star McTominay was suspended for the game alongside English left-back for Manchester United.
Kourtney Hause and Philippe Coutinho came off the bench for Villa during the game, while Ashley Young was on it for the whole game.
Bruno Fernandes gave Manchester United a two-goal lead with his brace either side of the half-time interval. His first goal came inside six minutes, while his second was at the start of the final quarter. Villa thereafter showed fighting spirit to score two goals in four minutes and could have won the game if a little time was added. The Villa goals were scored by the vibrant Jacob Ramsey and Philippe Coutinho on his debut.